October 12, 2018

This Week's Recap....

MAP testing is on-going. All students who have missed a test due to absence will be tested in a makeup session.

Our girls Varsity Volleyball team will be going to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP next week. There will be a BAKE SALE after school on Monday (and maybe Tuesday) to help raise funds for this unplanned trip. Please send your student with a small amount of $$ to support our team.

On Thursday there will be a pizza sale after school. Please return the order form by the deadline indicated if you wish to purchase a slice of pizza and capri sun for your child.

On Friday, October 19th, our K through 4th grade students will be visited by a published author! Information below. Please consider allowing your K through 4th grade student purchase a signed book. It is wonderful that our students can meet and learn from such a great role model and see that dreams can come true with hard work.

The 4th and 5th grade students will be going on their Outdoor Education trip next week. We are so excited for them! Parents, please be sure to read all of the information that Mrs. Trujillo has provided you with and be on time. All of the forms were due today so if you have not sent them in, today is the day.

The end of the 1st quarter is coming up quickly. Parent teacher conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday, November 1st and 2nd. There is early release on both days.

You will sign up for a 15 minute conference via a link to sign up Genius, links for each teacher will be provided via email and text.

If you need help, please visit or call the office and they will be happy to help sign you up. It is very important that all students are represented by a parent or guardian at these conferences. 1st quarter report cards will be distributed. Students may attend and participate in the conference.

Thank you for your support of the fundraiser for Isaiah. Between the Go Fund Me Account and our chapel offerings, we did meet our goal of $2,000 to help this family at this challenging time. I know that Isaiah's family greatly appreciates our support.

Our trunk or treat is coming up soon. Please keep up the donations of candy and trinkets for the class booths and sign up to help the teacher when they ask. Of course, service hours are provided for all donation.

Progress reports showing grades as of this moment will be emailed to 1st through 8th grade parents today. The quarter ends on October 25th so grades can still improve (or go down).

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Exciting Upcoming Author Visit!!

On Friday, October 19th, Author Ray Shipman will be visiting our school and making a presentation to our K through 4th grade students.

Ray was a standout football player at Monsignor Edward Pace Catholic High School and also at the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida. He was drafted by the The New Orlean's Saints and played professional football.

Ray was also an outstanding student who learned how to balance athletics and academics. It is a good thing because an injury ended his football career. Ray went on to earned two Master's Degrees and is enjoying a successful career at the Memorial Healthcare system. In addition, Ray is now a published author of a new children's book that stresses the importance of balancing sports and academics.

I have attached a pre-order form to this document and additional copies are available in the office. K through 4th grade students will be enjoying his presentation. I really encourage you to order his book. It has a great message for our children and it is wonderful for them to have a book written by an author who they have actually met and who is a strong role model.

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Parents, please be sure we have up to date contact information

Once again this week, we had a sick child and could not contact any parent or guardian. The numbers either did not work or no one answered. The poor little boy was throwing up and it was hours before anyone called the school. If this had been a serious problem or accident, we would have had to go with the child to the hospital, but without a parent to authorize treatment, there is very little that the hospital could do.

Please don't let this be your child. Make sure that we always have someone that we can reach. We will not bother you at work unless it really is important but we must have access to a parent.

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A big thank you from Isaiah and his family!

I am happy to report that we have met our goal of $2000 to help out Isaiah's family during this very difficult time, between our Go Fund Me Account and your chapel offerings. Way to Go Holy Cross Family.

Isaiah's family asked me to express their gratitude to all of of you for your support. It is greatly appreciated.

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Background check authorization

Below is the link. You cannot chaperone or otherwise interact with our students unless you complete the background check.

8th Grade STEAM activity

PTL Cherrydale Farms Fall Sale Results

Thank you to all of our parents and students for their support! The PTL is still working to finalize all totals, but here is what we have so far!

TOP 10 SELLERS: Amazing!

1) Bochael Jean-paul $2,035.00 (Alonso)
2) Andre Payen $960.50 (Alonso)
3) Chesley Gachette $726.00 (Bey)
4) Sanaiah Sivol $705.50 (Woodfork)
5) Ryan Douthit $615.00 (Dauphine/Menendez)
6) Raahawn Saul $600.00 (Tucker)
7) Bryan Douthit $550.00 (Santana)
8) Erhstley Compere $533.50 (Barrionuebo)
9) Amare Evans $530.00 (Bey)
10) Jin Beltran $515.50 (Quiroz) and Anaylah Popote $515.50 (Alonso)

TOP 3 SELLING CLASSES: (Total Class Sales)

Top 3 Selling Classes
1) Alonso-$5,347.50

Still to come: Classes with the highest level of participation and TOTAL SCHOOL SALES!

What's Coming Up?

Monday, October 15: Girls VB Bake Sale after school.

October 17-19: 4th and 5th grade Outdoor Adventure Trip

October 18: Pizza sale after school (return order form by deadline indicated)

October 19: AUTHOR VISIT K through 4th - Please send in order form and payment if you wish to buy a book

October 25: Last day of the 1st quarter, EARLY RELEASE

October 25: TRUNK OR TREAT 5pm-8pm (We do request that if you pick your child up early from OOS if you are able to)

October 26: Teacher's Work Day, NO SCHOOL

November 1 and 2: Early release PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

November 3: Academic Olympics at Pace High School (Middle School)

Sign up for OOS on Friday, October 26th

Please click on this link to sign up for OOS on Friday, October 26th. (Teachers Work Day)

This applies to PK through 5th grade only.

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Put them in the marked container in the school office. Put them in an envelope or ziploc bag with your child's name and class. This is a very easy fundraiser for our PTL as you can find these labels on many things you already purchase for your children.

After school activity schedule

Girls Varsity VB- as instructed by Mrs. Rancano

Praise Group: Wednesday, 3:30-5:30PM

Student Government Tuesday, 3:15-4PM.

8th grade girls Bible Study: Monday after school

Middle School Sign Language: Tuesday, 3:30-6PM

Please observe the pickup time. Students not picked up on time will be sent to OOS.

Please note that this includes the REGULAR volleyball practices. Sometimes a change must be made or an additional practice must be scheduled. Students are informed of this and should be responsible enough to carry this information home to you.

Join our church family or just come and worship!

Worship is 10:30AM every Sunday. We have an education hour for all ages from 9:15AM to 10:15AM which includes Sunday school for younger children and bible study for older Youth and Adults.

We have a regular group of 5th thru 8th grade students who meet together on Sunday Morning in Room 14, all 5th thru 8th grade students are invited.

How to Contact Us:

Holy Cross Lutheran School

650 NE 135th St.

North Miami, Fl. 33161

School 305 893 0851

Church 305 893 0371

Office emails:

Sherri Mackey

Marluys Sejba

Natalia Escobar

Soraya Trujillo

Roslyn Noel

Lisette Rogers

Marie Innocent

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